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HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

Dr. R.Pavan Kumar 88% (39 ratings)
MBBS, PGDHS,PGDHIVM
General Physician, Nalgonda
HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

Nutrition and HIV are closely connected. When a patient’s immune system is severely affected due to HIV, it can lead to malnutrition and vulnerability to other diseases. Such infections can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and weakness. Malnutrition and not maintaining a healthy intake of nutrients can be a direct link or cause to the progression of the HIV disease.

How does good nutrition help?
Healthy nutrition obviously cannot treat or cure an  HIV infection, but it certainly can help the patient to maintain and reinforce the immune system. A healthy diet can also contribute to the general well-being of a patient. Healthy nutrition is an important factor in for people living with HIV. Besides, prophylaxis, a cure for unscrupulous infections, and Anti-Retroviral Treatment, nutrition is essential for an HIV patient.

What is a balanced diet for HIV Patients?
A balanced diet is not a singular meal for patients suffering from HIV. It denotes that a person should eat and drink the correct amount of food from various food groups in order to remain somewhat healthy and strong enough to deal with the treatment process. Drinking adequate clean water is imperative.

What should HIV patients consume?
People living with HIV are advised to consume the fresh vegetables grown in the vicinity. Seasonal fruits and vegetables should be incorporated into their diet.

Choosing foods from these food groups is the key to completing a balanced diet.

  • Cereals, pulses, roots, and rhizomes.
  • Legumes, nuts, seeds.
  • For non-vegetarians, the consumption of protein-rich food items such as fish, meat, and eggs is recommended.
  • Vegetables are the key to any proper diet is eating green vegetables. It is necessary to make sure that the vegetables are washed and cleaned in order to reduce the risk of further infections or diseases.
  • Daily consumption of freshly grown fruits including seasonal fruits.
  • Fats
  • Sugar

HIV patients should focus on eating regularly. Having three meals a day is a must. Along with a balanced diet, drinking lots of clean or purified water ensures that the body is fully hydrated and helps with maintaining a good digestive process. Foods items that are rich in vitamin A, for example, yellow-orange foods are very important in improving immunity. Fruits such as pawpaw, bananas, and vegetables such as carrots, are good sources of vitamin A.

A well-nourished person is highly likely to preserve a sturdier immune system for dealing with HIV and fighting off the infection. Consulting a physician regarding the appropriate diet is important as some food items may not be suitable for patients. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

I have gone through anal fissure surgery 3 month ago. I have still not recovered. Having bleeding every morning after bowel movement. Taking pain killers everyday. I suspect piles are also present. Diarrhoea since many months. Please advise.

Dr. Krishanu Samanta 89% (1328 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
I have gone through anal fissure surgery 3 month ago. I have still not recovered. Having bleeding every morning after...
Take abhayarista 3tsf BDPC for three months. Apply anovate and lox 2%gel locally thrice daily. Sitz bath with luck warm water and betadine lotion twice daily.
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Hi, I am 22 year old female. I am dealing with so many medical problems Such as Migraine Vomiting sensation Acidity & gas Also, As soon as I eat I have urge to poop. I deal with constipation every time from last 2 years I guess Sometimes diarrhoea also. And sometimes both together. I used to weigh 55 kgs in September 2017 but now it's 48 kgs without trying I get tired very easily I don't like eating anything but sometimes I eat so much I have craving for specific foods such as burgers. Also I have PCOD.

Dr. Girish Dani 88% (2504 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 22 year old female. I am dealing with so many medical problems Such as Migraine Vomiting sensation Acidity &...
First for other complaints meet MD physician. For PCOD- PCOD is a disease where there is hormonal imbalance. Depending on your complaints, examination, reports and stage of life treatment differs and it also needs more time so get yourself treated with patience. Meet Gynecologist in whom you have trust as you will need to go for long time to him/her.
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I am having diarrhea from past two weeks Stomach feels like full Last week my stool was black in colour Now its normal What to do Nothing is digested in my stomach.

Dr. Tanima Bhattacharyya 89% (540 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
I am having diarrhea from past two weeks
Stomach feels like full
Last week my stool was black in colour Now its norma...
Hi Lybrate user for your digestion you can take homoeopathic medecine 1 Nux vom 30 2 drops to be taken twice daily morning and evening direct on your tongue, 2 chelidoneum Q +ceanonthus Q +carduas Q + HydrastisQ equal quantity mixed with half cup water, suppose 5+5+ 5+ 5=20 drops to be taken twice daily after meal with half cup water, you report me after 15 days. Thanks. Take care.
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Hi I am suffering from loose motions from 2 weeks Actually nothing is getting digested in my stomach My diet is very normal Last week I was having black stool But now its fine normal colour I did’t take any iron tablets Please suggest me what to do.

Dr. V.P. Bansal 90% (403 ratings)
MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
You need to see the food what you are taking, till then take Ars alb 200, 4 pills thrice a day and podophyllum 30, 4pills once a day for 2 days and report thereafter for further treatment. Do exercise daily, avoid spicy, heavy and junk food, avoid alcohol and smoking (if you do) eat salads and sprouts, papaya to reduce gastric problem. Don't be empty stomach, because it will cause acidity. We have good homeopathic medicines, both for your problem, but for that we need to take whole case taking, so that appropriate treatment gets started.
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Hello doc my son is 4 years old from yesterday morning he is suffering from stomach pain loose motions once vomited I feel he is infected. Can I give him jox-o ofloxin syrup or pleas tel me any other good medicine. Please reply thank you.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (6881 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello doc my son is 4 years old from yesterday morning he is suffering from stomach pain loose motions once vomited I...
It is not safe to prescribe medications without proper check up of the patient... The antibiotics are prescribed according to the weight and severity of infection... There are other factors also to consider...
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My grandma is 91. She is suffering from loose motion. Can she take the Loperamide HCl tablet twice a day till she becomes better?

Dr. Purva Patel 88% (27 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Gandhinagar
Hi see give loperamide 1 or 2 tablet, if it is iess in frequency then continue it otherwise ofloxacin and metronidazole combined antibiotic is helpful to grandma .you give her twice a day consult doctor for better treatment. If check BP with your doctor. Elecral powder is also helpful. You can give home remedies like curd, buttermilk, pomegranate, coffee etc. Thanks. Takecare of your granny give feedback for better evaluation.
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Sir Having problems like diarrhea lose motion problem. Whenever I eat something feeling of toilet and toilet is very thin please help us to remove problem.

Dt. Pratik Singh 90% (249 ratings)
Nutrition Consultant
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Sir
Having problems like diarrhea lose motion problem. Whenever I eat something feeling of toilet and toilet is very ...
Eat healthy and take —now foods super enzymes tablets Take 1 pill afer your lunch and 1 after your dinner so that it will help to digest your food properly.
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I had my gall bladder surgery in march 17. After that I was back to my normal diet and eat everything. No issue till Dec'17. But in Jan'18, due to cold weather, I suffered with loose motion and stomach pain. It last for a week. But from then I am having stomach pain after 1st stool in the morning. 1st stool is solid but next stool is loose. And I have go to toilet for 3 to 4 times a day. And also having cramp type mild pain above the belly every time. Some times pain increases. Can you tell is this any serious issue?

Dr. Tanima Bhattacharyya 89% (540 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
I had my gall bladder surgery in march 17. After that I was back to my normal diet and eat everything. No issue till ...
Hi Lybrate user it's mucoid stool & stomach pain due to acidity. Operate your gall bladder fat, rich food not digest properly, you take easily digest able food &drink 4litre water per day. You take homoeopathic medecine for your problem, pulsatilla 30 3 drops to be taken every after 4 hours with half cup water & chelidoneum Q 10 drops to be taken twice daily after meal with half cup water, hope solve your problem to some extent, if you want you can consult with me privately, Take care.
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Psychosomatic Disorder - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?

Dr. Dharmendra Chak 85% (12 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Psychosomatic Disorder - How Homeopathy Plays A Role?

'Psycho' refers to the mind and 'soma' refers to the body, so psychosomatic disorder is a problem with a combination of mind and body. Not only are these bodily disorders caused by a psychic factor, the correlation between these symptoms (aggravation and recovery) are very strong.

Psychosomatic disorders are commonly referred as psychosomatic illness. It is an illness whose symptoms are caused by mental processes of the sufferer rather than immediate physiological causes. If a medical examination can find no physical or organic cause or if an illness appears to result from emotional conditions such as anger, anxiety, depression or guilt then it might be classified as psychosomatic.

The concept of psychosomatic disorders has been in existence since the time of Sigmund Freud. The belief is that with the varied emotions that a person experiences, each disease manifests with a different set of symptoms in each person, implying that each person needs to be treated differently and not given the same disease-specific medication. This is where homeopathy plays a very strong role in psychosomatic disorders as it also believes in treating the person as a whole and not just the symptoms.

In homoeopathy, we base our prescription on what we call constitutional symptoms where we give lot of importance to the mental symptom as well as to the characteristic physical symptom. Hence every prescription from a Homoeopathic physician will surely include an element of psychosomatic angle. It is beyond the scope of this editorial to mention all the remedies of Materia Medica which has the scope for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders.

The homeopath always undertakes a thorough discussion with the patient to understand the accompanying symptoms in detail and then arrive at a customized treatment plan.

Some of the most common psychosomatic disorders include irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, GERD, ulcerative colitis, and allergy disorders.

Specific substances are given to manage anxiety, depression, irritability, insecurity, paranoia, etc. These feelings are considered inducers for the above disorders, and managing them can help bring about a harmony in the patient's overall health.

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease is a disorder that results from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus. GERD usually happens because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscular valve where the esophagus joins the stomach, opens at the wrong time or does not close properly.

Homeopathy For GERD:

Homeopathic medicine relies not only on identifying the symptoms of the disease, but on a variety of personality traits, the person's mental state and other characteristic symptoms a patient exhibits which correlate to any particular remedy. When choosing a correct remedy for the treatment of heartburn, all aspects of the patient are taken into account.

These are some of the Homoeopathic medicines that may prove beneficial:- Argentum nit, Cal.carb., China, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, Nat. phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Robinia, sulphuric acid etc.

Migraine: Migraine is a form of headache. The pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, the pain is preceded by some warning symptoms like flashes of light, temporary blindness or tingling sensation in the limbs.

Homeopathy for Migraine:

Belladonna is widely used homeopathy remedy for migraines, where headache is throbbing and violent, occurs suddenly, worsens on touching, and relieves with pressure. Glonoine is useful in congestive headaches with a reddened face that is worsened by sun or heat. Natrum Mur is useful in cases where headache is brought on by grief or stress.

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine accompanied by ulcerated lesions of the intestinal tissues. It is characterized by episodes of abdominal pain with profuse diarrhea in which large quantities of blood, pus, and mucus are present in the feces. There is an urgency to move the bowels, as many as, three to ten times per day. It may be accompanied with pain, nausea, and vomit. Because of the loss of blood, the patient may become dehydrated and anemic.

Complications of ulcerative colitis includes liver and kidney disease, peritonitis, toxic mega colon, and risk of developing colon cancer.

Homeopathy for Ulcerative Colitis:

To identify the actual inducing agent, some foods are removed to see if they are inducing attacks. Once identified, that is removed from the patient's diet. In addition, aloe, arsenicum album, carbo vegetabilis, colocynthis, are commonly used remedies for ulcerative colitis. The patient is asked for associated symptoms like bleeding diarrhea, color of the feces, involuntary defecation, abdominal pain, anxiety, cramps, and stress before deciding on a treatment mode.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as spastic colon is a functional disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating. Some people suffer from constipation, which means hard, dry stools, difficult to eliminate, leading to straining without success. Some people experience diarrhea, with frequent loose watery stools.

Homeopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux Vomica, Lycopodium clavatum, Argentum Nitricum, and Silicea are commonly used homeopathic remedies. Associated symptoms that need to be considered before deciding on a therapy include frequency of stooling, nature of stools, abdominal bloating, restlessness, irritability and nervousness.

Homeopathy is a preferred mode of treatment for psychosomatic disorders as they aim at a holistic treatment of the individual and not just at symptom management.

Allergy: Allergy is an abnormal reaction or increased sensitivity to certain substances. The allergic individual produces symptoms when exposed to these substances, which are harmless to non-allergic people. The main reason for this is that allergic people make a special type of antibody called immunoglobin E (IgE), which can react with environmental substances in harmful way. These substances which lead to secretion of IgE antibodies are called allergens.

Homeopathy for Allergy:

Few important remedies for the homeopathic treatment of allergy are- Histamine, Natrum Mur, Kali Bich, Sepia, Hepar Sulph, , Carbo Veg , Sulphur, Bryonia, Nux Vom, Apis Mel, Ailanthus, and Justicia adhatoda.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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